Dear colleagues,

The IPC's annual report for 2013 – 2014 has been tabled in Parliament.

The report provides an overview of our agency’s operational and financial performance during the last financial year. 

It has been prepared in accordance with the guidelines set by the Department of Premier and Cabinet and NSW Treasury.

I draw your attention to some significant achievements by the IPC which includes continued improvement in our casework.
In 2013 – 2014 the IPC finalised 745 cases representing a 36% increase in the number of investigations and reviews finalised compared to the 548 finalised equivalent cases reported in 2012 – 2013. The IPC received 511 GIPA review applications and complaints, and closed 490 matters. The IPC received 253 privacy reviews and complaints, and closed 255 matters. 

Other major achievements have included:
  • The submission of the Transborder Code of Practice to the Attorney General
  • Delivery of the inaugural report on the operation of the GIPA Act
  • Over 20 training sessions conducted by the Investigation and Review team
  • The groundwork to deliver the new IPC website
  • Development and review of privacy and information access resources 
  • Response to 158 requests for advice reflecting a 46% increase
  • Successful campaigns for Privacy Awareness Week and Right to Know Day. 
  • The IPC dealt with 4,340 phone calls and 807 emails, including a 133% increase in the number of Commissioner email enquiries finalised
  • The IPC website received a total of 290,388 page views during the reporting period. 
I also take this opportunity to acknowledge your significant contribution in implementing the legislation throughout 2013 – 2014.

I encourage you to read the report, which is available on the IPC website.

Kind regards,
Elizabeth Tydd
CEO, Information Commissioner